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Cappelle Medicee
 

The museum is part of the new sacristy, designed and conceived by Michelangelo, who built it starting from the same plant of the Old Sacristy of Brunelleschi. The monumental tombs dedicated to the Duke of Nemours Giuliano and his nephew Lorenzo, Duke of Urbino were also built by Michelangelo; there are also The Chapels of Princes, a monumental stone mausoleum, designed by Cosimo I, built by Matteo Nigetti and modified by Buontalenti; the Crypt, where the Grand Dukes of Medici and their family are buried; and the Lorena crypt, which houses, over the remains of the Lorena family, the tomb of Cosimo the Old “Pater Patrie”. The museum also houses part of the treasure of the basilica: sacred tapestries and beautiful reliquaries.
 
 
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Timetable
Every day 8.15 - 14.00.
Closed 2nd, 4th Sunday and 1st, 3rd,5th Monday of the month; January 1st, May 1st, December 25th.
Days with free admission on 2019: 1st Sunday of January, February, March, October, November and December, on March from 5 to 10 (Museums Week), 27th of March, 25th of April, 9th of May, 2nd and 24th of June, 29th of September, 13rd of October, 30th of November.
The last entry is forty minutes hour before closing time.

On 19th, 20th and 22nd of April 2019 extended opening time from 14.00 to 18.00.
 
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